I created a splash page (splash.html) and placed it in my site's directory (Private Network and I can't share the link). I'm trying to place link on the index.html page, to redirect someone to that slash page, should they need to return to it to select a new site to go to. There are three different sites created and each one is based on different roles.

Here's the code below for the listed menu. All the other menu links work just fine. If I load this site in Chrome or Firefox, it works fine, but it doesn't work in IE8.

Is there a fix for that? Is it an issue with IE8?

HTML Code...
     <div id="south_menu" class="ddsmoothmenu">
            <li><a href="index.html" class="selected">Home</a>
                	<li><span class="top"></span><span class="bottom"></span></li>
            		<li><a href="splash.html">Role Page</a></li></ul>
            <li><a href="about.html">About Me</a></li>
            <li><a href="compliance.html">Compliance</a>
                    <li><span class="top"></span><span class="bottom"></span></li>
                    <li><a href="accreditation.html">Accreditation</a></li>
                    <li><a href="education.html">Education</a></li>
                    <li><a href="international.html">International</a></li>
                    <li><a href="disability_services.html">Disability Services</a></li>
                    <li><a href="career_services.html">Career Services</a></li>
                    <li><a href="transfer_credits.html">Transfer Credits</a></li>
                    <li><a href="financial_aid.html">Financial Aid</a></li>
                    <li><a href="counseling_services.html"> Counseling Services</a></li>
If you need more information, please let me know.